Islamabad: The work on projects of western route of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is continuing rapidly and would be completed by December 2016, said an official source. CPEC would benefit all the provinces especially Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Data released by Planning Commission of Pakistan states that 335 km long Khunjerab to Raikot road is complete and the feasibility study of 270 km Raikot to Thakot road has also been completed. Work is also continuing on Burhan-Havelian expressway, 280km long Burhan-Dera Ismail Khan road, 124km DI Khan-Mughalkot road, 81 km Zhob-Mughalkot road, 454km Khushab-Saryab road and 193 km Khushab-Gwadar road.The federal government has given a lot of importance to the project and made substantial allocations for it in the financial budget. CPEC project include power stations and special industrial zones to increase regional trade.